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Rasputin, for the "skipping gears" which I would call missing gears it is a good practice to remember the centering springs. I found that when going from 1st to 5th to pull the shifter down while keeping pressure to the driver. When going from 2 to 3 just push the shifter fwd and let the centering spring find 3rd. Also when going from 6 to 5 keep a firm pressure to the right or you'll hit 3rd (which as you know is entertaining. I also suggest practicing the 5th gear cruising speed down shift to 4th (or 3rd!) for when you need to pass on a two lane blacktop it does take practice but it's both useful and fun.




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Rasputin, for the "skipping gears" which I would call missing gears it is a good practice to remember the centering springs. I found that when going from 1st to 5th to pull the shifter down while keeping pressure to the driver. When going from 2 to 3 just push the shifter fwd and let the centering spring find 3rd. Also when going from 6 to 5 keep a firm pressure to the right or you'll hit 3rd (which as you know is entertaining. I also suggest practicing the 5th gear cruising speed down shift to 4th (or 3rd!) for when you need to pass on a two lane blacktop it does take practice but it's both useful and fun.

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This is sorta what another poster said about using the centering springs. I just picked up my 2013 Premium and am quite pleased with the 6-speed on the car. With Traction Control on, my granny could drive it (I said MY granny). The clutch pedal isn't too stiff and shifting is like butter. It's as if I'm driving a 4-cylinder.

The centering spring is nice and strong on this car, so easy to find 3rd and 4th. Just go forward or back, no need to muscle it. I always put a little pressure to the left when shifting into 1st and 2nd and likewise a little pressure to the right when getting into 5th and 6th. I let the lever pause a split second at dead center before going to the next gear, almost like double clutching. No problems downshifting at all; no grinding of gears. The strong centering spring really helps here, otherwise shifting could get sloppy.

It could be they improved things on the 2013 like phospate-coated gears and the optimum tranny oil.

I had considered an auto car, but glad I passed on it. However my car is not a daily driver.

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Rasputin, for the "skipping gears" which I would call missing gears it is a good practice to remember the centering springs. I found that when going from 1st to 5th to pull the shifter down while keeping pressure to the driver. When going from 2 to 3 just push the shifter fwd and let the centering spring find 3rd. Also when going from 6 to 5 keep a firm pressure to the right or you'll hit 3rd (which as you know is entertaining. I also suggest practicing the 5th gear cruising speed down shift to 4th (or 3rd!) for when you need to pass on a two lane blacktop it does take practice but it's both useful and fun.

plz insert 1st to 2nd here.....D'oh

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My manual transmission? It's been perfection over the last 31k miles. The rear end? That's been a different story. Last year I needed some sort of dust cover replaced as well as the TSB for the rear end vent. Ok, done. Last week, the ring and pinion was replaced as well as the bearings in the rear end. The car was howling wicked loud, with an occassional metallic scraping noise. I thought the howling was due to worn tires. The dealer and Ford took care of me, but I really didn't think i'd ever have a rear end problem with this car.
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Anyway, I've only had it for about a week now and logged 1200 miles and I must be lucky.
1200 miles without a problem? Wow you must be lucky. I've only put 47,000 on mine without a problem........
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I just test drove a manual today! I bought an automatic V-6 Premium Coupe back in March, but am considering a trade.

Wow! What a difference, in a weird kind of way! I have been driving manuals all my life until March, and I must be getting lazy! I found the MT82 to be really kind of sticky and tricky! LOL In a manual you have to think and pay attention to your speed and RPMs and let me tell you, I am rusty.

It really gave me more appreciation for my automatic, in that when one of those little snotty Japanese four bangers try to tailgate me in the fast lane, all I have to do is punch it....and I am gone!
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I just test drove a manual today! I bought an automatic V-6 Premium Coupe back in March, but am considering a trade.

Wow! What a difference, in a weird kind of way! I have been driving manuals all my life until March, and I must be getting lazy! I found the MT82 to be really kind of sticky and tricky! LOL In a manual you have to think and pay attention to your speed and RPMs and let me tell you, I am rusty.

It really gave me more appreciation for my automatic, in that when one of those little snotty Japanese four bangers try to tailgate me in the fast lane, all I have to do is punch it....and I am gone!
Me too! But I have to do it through power shifting

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1200 miles without a problem? Wow you must be lucky. I've only put 47,000 on mine without a problem........
Well, the car has just over 65k miles....

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